Top 10 Graphic Novels of 2011

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Love and Rockets, Vol. 41. “Love and Rockets: New Stories Vol. 4″
Following up on the storylines started in Vol. 3, the Brothers Hernandez, specifically Jamie, deliver one of the high points of their career. By Jamie & Gilbert Hernandez.

2. “Habibi”
Long-awaited graphic novel “Habibi” is a timeless, “Arabian Nights”-styled tale that follows the lives of two orphaned slaves. Exotic and lush, yet heartbreaking at times, it is an exploration of the Islamic culture by one of comics’ most deft craftsmen. By Craig Thompson.

3. “Hark! A Vagrant”
Kate Beaton takes a humorous trip through history and literature with witty, absurd humor featuring characters from Napoleon to Nancy Drew in this collection of comic strips. By Kate Beaton.

4. “Return to Perdition”
Vietnam veteran Michael Satariano Jr. attempts to get revenge for the mob hits on his parents. Working with a black ops program, Michael finds himself caught up in intrigue on all sides, and becomes even more conflicted once he enters a romance with a mobster’s niece. By Max Allan Collins & Terry Beatty.

5. “Big Questions”
This existentialist graphic novel follows a flock of birds dealing with a newcomer. Massive, bizarre and thought-provoking. By Anders Nilsen.

6. “Daytripper”
Originally released as 10 individual issues, each issue follows a day in the life of Bras de Olivias Dominguez, with each ending the same — he dies. The following story picks up at a different point in Bras’ life, unconnected to his previous death. By Fabio Moon & Gabriel Ba.

7. “Feynman”
This graphic novel recounts the life and career of noted physicist Richard P. Feynman in a funny and educational book. By Jim Ottaviani & Leland Myrick.

8. “Green River Killer: A True Detective Story”
Jeff Jensen writes a true-crime story of the killer who plagued Oregon. Jensen’s father was the lead detective on the case, and the book also looks at the impact the case had on the family. Art by Jonathan Case.

9. “The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists”
It’s an alternate history of Canadian cartooning, centered on a fictional cartoon society in the city of Dominion, which served as a gathering place for artists. By Seth.

10. “Troop 142″
A webcomic story of a summer at a boys’ scout camp, it explores the cruelty of childhood, and the veneer of civility we paste on top of such conflicts as adults. By Mike Dawson.

For a more in-depth look at these awesome graphic novels of 2011, check out the full article on Matt’s Nerdage blog. Or come to Speeding Bullet and pick these gems up!

 
 
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  • Aquaman #33
  • Archies #5
  • Astonishing X-men #8
  • Avengers #681
  • Batman #41
  • Batman And The Signal #2
  • Batman Sins Of The Father #1
  • Batman Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ii #4
  • Black Panther Annual #1
  • Bombshells United #12
  • Brave & The Bold Batman & Wonder Woman #1
  • Brilliant Trash #4
  • Bsg Vs Bsg #2
  • Catalyst Prime Summit #3
  • Catalyst Prime Superb #7
  • Cave Carson Swamp Thing Special #1
  • Charlton Arrow #3
  • Comic Book History Of Comics Comics For All #3
  • Damage #2
  • Daredevil #599
  • Days Of Hate #1
  • Deadpool Vs Old Man Logan #5
  • Deathbed #1
  • Defenders #10
  • Descender #27
  • Doctor Strange Damnation #1
  • Empowered & Sistah Spookys High School Hell #3
  • Evolution #4
  • Fence #4
  • Further Adv Of Nick Wilson #2
  • Future Quest Presents #7
  • Gears Of War Rise Of Raam #2
  • Generation X #87
  • Ghostbusters Answer The Call #3
  • Green Lanterns #41
  • Harley Quinn #38
  • Heathen #6
  • Hellboy & Bprd 1955 Burning Season #1
  • Hit-girl #1
  • Ice Cream Man #2
  • Incredible Hulk #713
  • Infinity Countdown Prime #1
  • Injustice 2 #20
  • James Bond M Special #1
  • Justice League #39
  • Kid Lobotomy #5
  • Kong On Planet Of Apes #4
  • Krusty The Clown #1
  • Lazarus Sourcebook #3 Vassalovka
  • Lucas Stand Inner Demons #1
  • Luke Cage #170
  • Maestros #5
  • Mata Hari #1
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #24
  • Mighty Thor #704
  • Monsters Unleashed #11
  • Monstress #14
  • Moonshine #7
  • Multiple Warheads Ghost Throne #1
  • My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #63
  • Nightwing #39
  • Ninjak Vs Vu #2
  • Postal Mark #1 #1
  • Pumpkinhead #1
  • Punisher Platoon #6
  • Punks Not Dead #1
  • Quantum & Woody (2017) #3
  • Red Sonja #13
  • Redlands #6
  • Regression #7
  • Sex Criminals #22
  • Shiver Bureau #1
  • Silencer #1
  • Star Wars Doctor Aphra #17
  • Super Sons #13
  • Superman #41
  • Taarna #1
  • Tales Of Suspense #102
  • Tangled #1
  • Teen Titans Go #26
  • Trinity #18
  • Twisted Romance #3
  • Vampirella #10
  • Venom #162
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  • X-men Gold #22
  • Mad Magazine #550
  • Back Issue #100
  • Heavy Metal #288
  • American Way 10th Anniversary Edition Tp
  • Bad Machinery Pocket Ed Gn Vol 01 Case Team Spirit
  • Black Eyed Kids Tp Vol 01
  • Black Hammer Tp Vol 01 Secret Origins
  • Boruto Gn Vol 02 Naruto Next Generations
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  • Judge Dredd Blessed Earth Tp Vol 01
  • Only End Of The World Again Hc
  • Saga Tp Vol 06
  • Step Aside Pops Hark A Vagrant Collection Hc
  • Terms And Conditions
  • Trish Trash Rollergirl Of Mars Hc Vol 01
  • Walking Dead Tp Vol 01 Days Gone Bye
  • Flash Tv Logo Px Card Case
  • Dc Comics Wonder Woman Packable Tote-bag
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  • Muppet Show Pigs In Space Pint Glass
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  • Muppets Swedish Chef Tumbler
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